November 16, 2019
Today I had a great conversation about the Tern GSD models, the Tern GSD S10 and the Tern GSD S00. We discussed the pros and cons, which seemed like a good thing to share with you! If you aren't familiar with the Tern GSD electric cargo bike I would recommend starting with my review of it here.
Price: Starting at $4000Colors: Orange, Matte Silverish Blue, Bright Beetle Blue, Matte BlackMotor: Bosch Performance (With a maximum torque of 63 Nm and 275% max drive)Battery: 400Wh or 900WhDrivetrain: Shimano Deore, 1 x 10 spdAccessories: Fenders, lights, bell, & wired for a 2nd battery even if you don't buy a 2nd one. Weight: 59.66 lb with one batteryView here for all details on the S10
Price: Starting at $5000Colors: Mango YellowMotor: Bosch Performance CX (With a maximum torque of 75 Nm and 300% max drive)Battery: 500Wh or 1000WhDrivetrain: Enviolo® cargo groupset with internal continuously variable 380% shiftingAccessories: All the above PLUS Abus® wheel lock, keyed alike with the battery, Cargo Hold Panniers *Weight: 71.5 lb with one battery (I have not weighed one without all the accessories to know how much those are adding)View full details of the S00 here
* Please note that there used to be a difference between the kickstands on the S00 and S10 but they are now the same.
The key differences to me are the motor and the drivetrain. The motor is something you can't change after the fact. As a Bosch dealer, I can never upgrade a motor, period. The internally geared Enviolo drivetrain would be very expensive to upgrade after the fact. The drivetrain we could put a price tag on, but the motor upgrade we can't. The Performance CX has more torque and more max assistance over the Performance motor. If you need that, you can't get it later on.
If you break down the price by accessories & battery differences it doesn't make sense. The Tern GSD S10 ($4000) + Cargo Hold Panniers ($150) + Abus 5750L frame lock ($90) + battery price difference of a 400wh and 500wh ($191) *please note you can't swap batteries but I'm talking hypothetically. This all adds up to $4,431. As I mentioned, you can't put a price on the drivetrain or Enviolo drivetrain.
If you are trying to do this on a budget and every dollar counts, go with the S10.
In general, you can't go wrong with the Tern GSD S10 or S00 electric cargo bike.
If you want more power with the Performance CX motor or you want an internally geared hub (I ride this Enviolo daily and LOVE IT) or maybe you want the mango yellow, then the price is very worthwhile for the S00.
• Read our Tern GSD Electric Cargo Bike Review• Tern GSD Tips & Tricks • How to Use the Bosch Purion Controller on this bike• Listen to the podcast with Tern about this bike
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December 26, 2019
Jim – (I’m not sure if comments notify you so let me know!)
Yes, the lock core for the two batteries and the front wheel lock should all be the same on the S00. The lock core is part of the pre-mounted battery harness, not the new battery. Batteries don’t have locks on them, just the battery harness.
I hope that makes sense!
Hi BSG- love your practical concise no-nonsense reviews – question- if you buy an extra battery for the GSD S00 later, can you still put it on the same key as the cafe lock and extant battery?
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January 11, 2020
January 07, 2020
I talk about pedals a lot at the bike shop and while building up a customer's new cargo bike I was reminded about how much a good pedal can change the ride of a bike completely. Here are my musings for pedals on electric and cargo bikes but can probably be applied to any everyday style bike.
January 07, 2020
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